Houston Astros 4, St. Louis Cardinals 2
Regular Season Game 86
Played on Thursday, July 6, 2006 (N) at Minute Maid Park

STL N    0  0  0    2  0  0    0  0  0  -   2  6  2
HOU N    1  0  0    2  0  0    0  1  x  -   4  6  0
St. Louis Cardinals          AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Eckstein ss                   3   0   0   0       0   0       2   2
Duncan lf                     4   0   0   0       0   2       0   0
  Wainwright p                0   0   0   0       0   0       1   0
Pujols 1b                     2   1   1   0       2   0       6   0
Rolen 3b                      4   0   1   0       0   0       1   2
Edmonds cf                    4   1   2   2       0   0       5   0
Encarnacion rf                4   0   0   0       0   1       2   0
Molina c                      0   0   0   0       0   0       1   0
  Bennett pr,c                3   0   1   0       0   0       4   1
Miles 2b                      3   0   0   0       0   0       2   5
Ponson p                      2   0   0   0       0   2       0   0
  Kinney p                    0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Rodriguez ph,lf             1   0   1   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                       30   2   6   2       2   5      24  10

FIELDING - 
DP: 3. Eckstein-Miles-Pujols, Miles-Eckstein-Pujols, Rolen-Miles-Pujols.
E: Wainwright (1), Miles (7).

BATTING - 
2B: Rolen (27,off Buchholz); Rodriguez (9,off Wheeler).
HR: Edmonds (10,4th inning off Buchholz 1 on 2 out).
SH: Eckstein (3,off Wheeler).
HBP: Molina (5,by Buchholz).
IBB: Pujols (14,by Wheeler).
Team LOB: 5.

Houston Astros               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Biggio 2b                     4   0   1   0       0   0       3   3
  Taveras cf                  0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Lamb 1b                       4   2   2   1       0   1       8   1
Burke cf,2b                   3   1   0   0       1   1       0   0
Berkman rf                    1   1   0   0       2   1       1   2
Wilson lf                     3   0   1   1       1   0       4   0
Munson c                      2   0   0   0       1   0       4   0
  Ausmus c                    1   0   0   0       0   0       1   0
Ensberg 3b                    4   0   1   0       0   1       3   4
Everett ss                    3   0   1   0       0   1       2   4
Buchholz p                    2   0   0   0       0   0       1   0
  Qualls p                    0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Palmeiro ph                 1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Wheeler p                   0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Lidge p                     0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                       28   4   6   2       5   5      27  14

FIELDING - 
DP: 1. Berkman-Ensberg.
PB: Munson (4).

BATTING - 
HR: Lamb (8,1st inning off Ponson 0 on 1 out).
HBP: Berkman (2,by Ponson).
GDP: Lamb (5,off Ponson); Ensberg (3,off Ponson); Biggio (10,off Kinney).
IBB: Berkman (8,by Wainwright).
Team LOB: 6.

PITCHING
St. Louis Cardinals          IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Ponson L(4-4)                 6     4   3   1   4   4   1  26
Kinney                        1     0   0   0   0   0   0   2
Wainwright                    1     2   1   1   1   1   0   6
Totals                        8     6   4   2   5   5   1  34

Ponson faced 2 batters in the 7th inning
WP: Ponson (2).
HBP: Ponson (4,Berkman).
IBB: Wainwright (1,Berkman).

Houston Astros               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Buchholz W(6-6)               6     3   2   2   1   3   1  22
Qualls                        1     2   0   0   0   0   0   4
Wheeler                       0.2   1   0   0   1   1   0   4
Lidge SV(21)                  1.1   0   0   0   0   1   0   4
Totals                        9     6   2   2   2   5   1  34

HBP: Buchholz (3,Molina).
IBB: Wheeler (5,Pujols).

Umpires: HP - Bob Davidson, 1B - Dale Scott, 2B - Ron Kulpa, 3B - Dan Iassogna
Time of Game: 2:54   Attendance: 41528


Starting Lineups:

   St. Louis Cardinals           Houston Astros           
1. Eckstein            ss        Biggio              2b
2. Duncan              lf        Lamb                1b
3. Pujols              1b        Burke               cf
4. Rolen               3b        Berkman             rf
5. Edmonds             cf        Wilson              lf
6. Encarnacion         rf        Munson              c
7. Molina              c         Ensberg             3b
8. Miles               2b        Everett             ss
9. Ponson              p         Buchholz            p

CARDINALS 1ST: Eckstein popped to third; Duncan grounded out
(second to first); Pujols lined to third; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. 
Cardinals 0, Astros 0.

ASTROS 1ST: Biggio flied to right; Lamb homered; Burke flied to
right; Berkman struck out; 1 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Cardinals 0,
Astros 1.

CARDINALS 2ND: Rolen doubled to center; Edmonds lined into a
double play to right [Rolen out at third (right to third)];
Encarnacion grounded out (third to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.
 Cardinals 0, Astros 1.

ASTROS 2ND: Wilson walked; Munson flied to center; Ensberg
grounded out (third to first) [Wilson to second]; Ponson threw a
wild pitch [Wilson to third]; Everett flied to center; 0 R, 0 H,
0 E, 1 LOB.  Cardinals 0, Astros 1.

CARDINALS 3RD: Molina was hit by a pitch; BENNETT RAN FOR
MOLINA; Miles forced Bennett (shortstop to second); On a bunt
Ponson struck out; Munson allowed a passed ball [Miles to
second]; Eckstein flied to left; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. 
Cardinals 0, Astros 1.

ASTROS 3RD: BENNETT STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING C ); Buchholz
grounded out (second to first); Biggio singled to shortstop;
Lamb grounded into a double play (shortstop to second to first)
[Biggio out at second]; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Cardinals 0,
Astros 1.

CARDINALS 4TH: Duncan grounded out (first to pitcher); Pujols
singled to left; Rolen lined to left; Edmonds homered [Pujols
scored]; Encarnacion grounded out (second to first); 2 R, 2 H, 0
E, 0 LOB.  Cardinals 2, Astros 1.

ASTROS 4TH: Burke walked; Berkman was hit by a pitch [Burke to
second]; Wilson reached on an error by Miles [Burke scored
(unearned) (no RBI), Berkman to third, Wilson to second]; Munson
walked; Ensberg grounded into a double play (second to shortstop
to first) [Berkman scored (unearned) (no RBI), Wilson to third,
Munson out at second]; Everett struck out; 2 R (0 ER), 0 H, 1 E,
1 LOB.  Cardinals 2, Astros 3.

CARDINALS 5TH: Bennett flied to left; Miles grounded out
(shortstop to first); Ponson struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. 
Cardinals 2, Astros 3.

ASTROS 5TH: Buchholz flied to center; Biggio flied to center;
Lamb struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Cardinals 2, Astros 3.

CARDINALS 6TH: Eckstein flied to left; Duncan struck out; Pujols
walked; Rolen grounded out (third to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1
LOB.  Cardinals 2, Astros 3.

ASTROS 6TH: Burke struck out; Berkman walked; Wilson popped to
first; Munson flied to center; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Cardinals
2, Astros 3.

CARDINALS 7TH: QUALLS REPLACED BUCHHOLZ (PITCHING); Edmonds
singled to right [Edmonds out at second (right to shortstop)];
Encarnacion grounded out (third to first); Bennett singled to
second; Miles forced Bennett (second to shortstop); 0 R, 2 H, 0
E, 1 LOB.  Cardinals 2, Astros 3.

ASTROS 7TH: Ensberg singled to left; On a bunt Everett singled
to third [Ensberg to second]; PALMEIRO BATTED FOR QUALLS; KINNEY
REPLACED PONSON (PITCHING); On a bunt Palmeiro forced Ensberg
(catcher to third) [Everett to second]; Biggio grounded into a
double play (third to second to first) [Palmeiro out at second];
0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Cardinals 2, Astros 3.

CARDINALS 8TH: WHEELER REPLACED PALMEIRO (PITCHING); RODRIGUEZ
BATTED FOR KINNEY; Rodriguez doubled to center; Eckstein out on
a sacrifice bunt (third to second) [Rodriguez to third]; Duncan
struck out; Pujols was walked intentionally; AUSMUS REPLACED
MUNSON (PLAYING C ); LIDGE REPLACED WHEELER (PITCHING); Rolen
lined to second; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Cardinals 2, Astros 3.

ASTROS 8TH: WAINWRIGHT REPLACED DUNCAN (PITCHING); RODRIGUEZ
STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING LF); Lamb singled to pitcher [Lamb to
second (error by Wainwright)]; On a bunt Burke made an out to
pitcher; Berkman was walked intentionally; Wilson singled to
center [Lamb scored, Berkman to second]; Ausmus forced Wilson
(second to shortstop) [Berkman to third]; Ensberg was called out
on strikes; 1 R, 2 H, 1 E, 2 LOB.  Cardinals 2, Astros 4.

CARDINALS 9TH: TAVERAS REPLACED BIGGIO (PLAYING CF); BURKE
CHANGED POSITIONS (PLAYING 2B); Edmonds grounded out (shortstop
to first); Encarnacion struck out; Bennett grounded out
(shortstop to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Cardinals 2, Astros
4.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Cardinals        2   6   2    5
 Astros           4   6   0    6


Data courtesy of Retrosheet